Roundtable Giving Flesh and Voice to "Ordinary People"--New Goals, New Means: A Roundtable

AHA Session 2
Thursday, January 5, 2012: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Chicago Ballroom VII (Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers)
Linda K. Kerber, University of Iowa
Alexander X. Byrd, Rice University
Sharon Halevi, University of Haifa
Thomas C. Holt, University of Chicago
Mechal Sobel, University of Haifa
in honor of the Honorary Foreign Member
Catherine A. Brekus, University of Chicago

Session Abstract

Panel members will be talking about recent work on the 'unfamous'---both that of panel members and others.  While the subjects are wide-ranging (including enslaved and freed African Americans and their descendents, previously unsung Revolutionary activists, as well as other little known whites and blacks---among them William Otter, Susannah Paine, Bill Traylor and Magdalene Dulin), emphasis will be placed on new types of evidence used and the significance of the growing concern with ‘ordinary’ people.  

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